Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer remains the most common form of solid organ cancer in men and it is diagnosed in an estimated 80% of men who reach age 80. Unfortunately, surgery in this disease is often associated with significant side effects.
Feinstein Institute researchers are pursuing better treatments for prostate cancer that aim at decreasing the deleterious impact on quality of life associated with prostate cancer surgery.
Feinstein Institute investigators conducting prostate cancer research include Louis R. Kavoussi.